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Film Review: SHAMITABH

A 'mixture' (word explained in the film) of an earnest facade and a hidden someone ruling - and fooling - the film industry is quite a tantalising premise. Unfortunately, the narrative doesn't quite walk as well.

China saw Modi coming but not Modi’s India

Before Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India, some observers in China believed that he could well be “the Deng Xiaoping of India,” comparing him with the Chinese leader who led the economic reform that has transformed China to a global power from a Third World country.

Shamed Mourinho Has Unleashed a Beast

The world cannot expect a Bradford to beat Mourinho's team at home and the team to not react. And further reaction there would be - as January 31 promises the season-deciding showdown in the Premier League.

I’m Fed Up With the Hypocrisy of Chesty Voices like Mehdi Hasan

Sure hypocrisy walked alongside the largely well-weaning citizens of the world. But far from it being the distance between Muslims and the west, and precious little else, it brought to light the duplicity of the west AND Muslims.

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism is either a two-way street to and fro the idea of a nation state or just another opportunity for the centrifugal forces to build up to the center.  © Anshuman Rawat

English Cricket is Losing the Plot

It would have been okay if it were just about losing a test match to India at Lords Cricket Ground after 28 years. What should worry the mandarins of the game in its country of birth, however, is the complete lack of purpose and direction of the current team.

Irrational Parallels

The current raging debate in Brazil on the subject of hosting the FIFA World Cup, the second biggest sporting event on the planet after the Olympics, amid widespread poverty and social problems reminds me of a very popular "intellectualism-inducing" lament in India: "Why do we need to work on the space program when people don't even have drinking water?"